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career boost: would a bachelors in human resources help?

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by northmississippi northmississippi (Member) Member

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If a RN (adn) can't go to bsn, but does have an opportunity to get a bach. in human resources/accounting, would that be good to have when looking to climb the ladder? I heard a bsn alone doesnt help much anyway. how about it, should I add bach. in human resources and accounting?

thanks.

(I already have the accounting part and I can add a few classes in H.R. to have the human resources major as well)

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JROregon has 5 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Infusion.

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Probably not. Having past work experience in human resources might be a plus for getting hired. A number of hospitals in my state will only hire BSNs, they likely won't look at any other bachelors degree.

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Moogie specializes in Gerontology, nursing education.

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NorthMiss, I don't agree with whoever told you that a BSN alone won't be of much help in your career. Many hospitals currently prefer to hire new grads with BSNs. A BSN is necessary for public health certification and is highly desired, if not mandatory, for management in many facilities. Also, a BSN is the best preparation for a master's in nursing (although it is possible to get into a program with an ADN with or without a bachelor's in another field).

I'm going to move this to the career advice forum so you can get more responses than you might here on the student form.

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NurseVoldemort has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED.

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A hospital needs a certain percentage of BSN nurses to get "magnet status" so a BSN is ALWAYS going to help. I don't think a bachelors in HR will though, sorry.

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MrChicagoRN has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care.

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If you want to work in HR, get the degree.

If you want to advance in nursing, go BSN.

Plenty of distance learning, online programs out there.

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If you want to work in HR, get the degree.

If you want to advance in nursing, go BSN.

I agree -- the only thing an HR degree would be helpful for is if you want to move out of nursing and into HR. If you want/plan to stay in nursing, there is no other BA/BS degree that will benefit you professionally as much as a BSN.

There are so many on-line BSN completion programs out there now that I'm curious about how someone "can't" get a BSN (what the OP meant by that).

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My non-nursing bachelors degree has never helped me in nursing and it has never helped me in non-nursing employment. The only thing it has ever helped were the schools to which I paid tuition. I do not understand what you mean about not being able to get a BSN. If you are that far toward a HR degree, finish it, but consider getting a BSN if you want to advance your nursing career. JMHO

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